2018 Yoga Schedule:
12:30 - 1:00 PM ALIGN YOUR SPINE W/ MARIN SMITH
1:30 - 2:00 PM SOUND BATH BLISS W/ LAUREN UDSEN
2:30 - 3:00 PM KIDS BLISS YOGA W/ BRIDGET SALISBURY
3:30 - 4:00 PM CHAKRA ALIGNMENT W/ MATT BLACK
4:00 - 4:30 PM SYNERGY PARTNER W/ LINDSEY WOODWARD
4:45 - 5:15 PM FESTY FLOW W/ KJ
5:30 - 6:00 PM IGNITE THE GROOVE W/ SHAWNA MARIE
12:30 - 1:00 PM SOLAR FLOW W/ LAUREN SHANNON
1:30 - 2:00 PM HARMONY FLOW W/ JENNIFER LOVAS
2:30 - 3:00 PM FAMILY YOGA W/ VANESSA ORR
3:30 - 4:00 PM BLISSFUL BALANCE W/ CLAIRE JACOBS
4:00 - 4:30 PM ACRO JAM W/ TREVOR DIETERLE
4:45 - 5:15 PM ASHTANGA W/ KHRISTINE JONES
5:30 - 6:00 PM YIN YOGA W/ NAN COLE
Bridget Salisbury ; When we connect the breath with movement and slow down the mind we create a space within ourselves to grow. As a teacher I thrive to cultivate an awareness of the psychosomatic connection, while strengthening the muscles, and improving the alignment and overall health of our bodies.
“Kids Bliss Yoga” Join Bridget for all levels kids yoga!
Lauren Udsen is honored to share space in raising of our collective consciousness through yoga. Interweaving creative & therapeutic movements in her classes, she invites you to breathe, let go & play!
“Freedom Flow” A funky, festive flow giving you the roots to fly!
Taryn Davis After getting her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Cal Poly, Taryn Davis became a California Certified Massage Therapist. She specializes in Esalen Massage, Reflexology, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Energywork, and Craniosacral Therapy. She works all around the Central Coast, looking at every client’s health needs in order to incorporate the best modality into her massage practice.
Lauren Shannon is a Holistic Health Practitioner on the Central Coast.
She provides Nutritional Counseling, Personal Training, Retreats and Classes with the support of her background as a Wellness Therapist, Western Herbalist, Reiki Master, and Pilates teacher.
You can find Lauren rooted in the North County yoga+wellness mindset on instagram @laurenshannonwellness
Vanessa Orr is Executive Director and instructor of Yaya Yoga ca . She has dedicated herself to the nurturing development of kids and families through yoga and mindfulness practices. As a public elementary school teacher for seven years, she has combined her skills and expertise from the classroom with her Adult and Kids Yoga certifications to create her classes.
Karlie Higginbotham started a consistent yoga practice in 2009. After 400hrs of professional training her sequencing style integrates creative asana transitions, breath work, and alignment based cues encouraging students to safely advance their personal practice. Her intention is to achieve movement in each anatomical plane and create balance with our modern daily activities. Each class offers an opportunity to eradicate stagnant energy, build strength, and detoxify.
Jennifer Lovas My name is Jennifer Lovas, or J.Lo most people like to say and I am a Central Coast, CA based yoga teacher. Its an honor and blessing to share my passion of yoga in this special setting and to guide you through a dynamic and fun experience at WhaleRock. Much love and light to you all.
Chandra Janae Hardester is a certified personal trainer, yoga, and fitness educator, with a passion for movement, and the life changing effects that come with it. After a career ending injury took her away from the life she knew as a professional ballerina, yoga brought her the clarity and pain-free body she needed to return full time to her greatest love; inspiring movement in others. She founded the OMie Crew Nation in 2019 to bring continuing education to yoga and fitness leaders in an instant, with the number one goal of leveraging the individuality of each unique teacher to keep students engaged and excited to move for years to come!
Matt Black first entered the holistic healing and wellness community in search for a balance of strength, flexibility, and mobility within the physical body. Through control of the breath, discipline of the mind, and openness of heart and spirit, transformation began.
With a fun and positive attitude, his approach to sharing his passion and love for yoga, physical fitness and the ancient mystical arts of sound healing, meditation, pranayama, and yogic philosophy you’ll be sure to feel inspired, uplifted, and renewed after any type of class with Matt.
KJ Jones teaches yoga in San Luis Obispo. She's passionate about teaching yoga to all levels and believes if you are willing to move and breathe; you are able to practice yoga.
She can't wait to guide you through a “Festi Flow”!
Shawna Marie is owner and dance fitness instructor at Ignite Movement Studio, a collaborative space for wellness and creative entrepreneurs in Morro Bay.
Shawna is excited to teach at Whale Rock because this festival is family, fun and FUNK!
“Ignite the Groove” is a feminine blend of dance, yoga, fitness and meditation.
Trevor Dieterle has been sharing AcroYoga with the central coast since 2013 and is stoked to bring it to Whale Rock!
Trevor has been teaching yoga on the central coast for more than 8 years. He is currently studying kinesiology at CSU Monterey Bay, and enjoys exploring the outdoors in his free time.
“Strength To Be Still - a moving meditation focused on breath and alignment”
Learn about the practice of AcroYoga and all that it has to offer in this fun and safe introductory class.
Claire Jacobs has a deep appreciation for both the physical and mental benefits of yoga. Combining strength, alignment, and fluidity, her classes aim to cultivate respect for the body and stillness of the mind. She teaches and resides in sunny Santa Barbara.
"Blissful Balance" - This vinyasa flow class will focus on breath and stability, leaving you feeling balanced and refreshed.
Lori Sortino is a freelance photographer who enjoys exploring new mediums for artistic expression. She received a BS in Applied Art and Design from Cal Poly and most recently is releasing a series of paintings based on "painting with your muse." Each painting is of a woman's face and explores another aspect of being. Lori's photographic work just expanded to include images of wild mustangs and she is also releasing new images on a regular basis from that series. Lori was born and raised in Goleta/Santa Barbara and currently lives in Paso Robles with her husband Thomas and cat Daphne. She has lived in many parts of SLO county and has also lived in Ventura county. http://www.essencecaptured.com
Kat Tompkin is an adventurous and joyful illustrator based in San Luis Obispo. Her style utilizes bold line work, rich colors and evocative narratives. Amongst themes of female imagery, flora and fauna, intricate details bring her pieces to life. In addition to enjoying graphic and traditional illustration; she paints, laser etches wood, and hand-letters products and signs. Her desire to experience deeply and live vibrantly drives her art and endeavors. At the end of the day, ice cream makes her soul happy. And plants. Can’t forget the plants :) www.kattompkin.com | IG: @kattompkin
Kirby Banta Driven by his passion over decades for wine, Kirby began putting cork and wine to paper in an effort to bring to life the bottles contents. Working in the wine industry for 20 years, he continues his work in the vineyards of Paso Robles. Hi is a California native, currently residing in Los Osos. Discovered through wine buying and tasting, Kirby would impress the cork to his wine notes in an effort to recall their body and color for future reference. A palate was then created. The art is unique to using all wine as ink. Colors are achieved through varietal variation and viscosity. No ink or brushes are used in his creations.
Sadie Rogers is a visual artist and creative entrepreneur based in San Luis Obispo, California. A “Jane-of-all-trades,” Sadie’s modalities include handlettering, watercolor, graphic design and mixed media, which she uses to cover surfaces for clients across California, to teach private classes, and to build her product line of prints, apparel and goods. Sadie’s work is driven by a passion for the natural world, radical self-acceptance, girl power, wabi-sabi...and a healthy dose of sarcasm and playfulness - all with an abstract, raw and unfinished flair. Inspirations include Shepard Fairey, Jackson Pollock, Banksy, Gemma O’Brien, Lisa Congdon, and any artist with a gripping bio, quirky personality and unconventional approach. Sadie’s magic comes to life with the help of her witty daughter Brooklin, her two fur children Roody and Buddy, hugs and coffee - lots of it.
Tim Caldwell, a self-taught painter, started painting in acrylics six years but has had a long string of creative moments. Tim is the type of artist who doesn’t want to reinvent the wheel. As Picasso said, “Bad artists copy. Good Artists steal.”
All Tim asks of life is a constant and exaggerated sense of his own importance. Some of things that will live longest in his memory… never really happened.
Nate Ross of Nomadic Artifacts began life in San Diego, and has since moved north. He is now based in San Luis Obispo, California. He had been living in SLO for the past few years and hs come to love the vibration that resonates here in the Central Coast. The traffic is light and the crowds are minimal which is critical to the flow of his daily life as a photographer.
Chris Pedersen grew up on the Central Coast of California. He explored his beautiful surroundings and discovered his drawing talent and creative imagination.
His art career started with a concentration of illustration and graphic design. Currently Chris is making fine canvas oil paintings. Chris has maintained the youthful fantasy aspect of possibility. This dreamy realm fuels concepts which start as sketches and result in handsome well crafted paintings. “Every time you go surfing it’s a new experience.” He compares this to his artwork, “When you sit down to draw or create something, you never know what’s going to happen.” http://foreverstoked.com/
Charlie Clingman was raised in spacious rural settings which had animals to play with and horses to ride. This planted the seed for his future exploration and appreciation of nature. He finds that 20 years of international surfing experience has not only been a great thrill and good exercise but a fine way to observe the water and surrounding landscapes. He seeks to have his paintings represent the beauty and action he encounters. Charlie holds a passion for natural dynamics. He feels that studying from life (plein air/painting outdoors) is essential. http://foreverstoked.com/
Lin Mercer is the daughter of loving free spirited parents/entertainers from the Vaudeville Era, and surrounded by a loving sweetheart husband, dog, Daisy, and 2 cats, Magic and Scribbles, a brother, sister, and cousins, niece and nephew, grandchildren, who all have artistic and musical talents they share with the world now. Wow, you can see how easy it is for her to have love for the arts, music and entertainment industry!